26 March 2012

The Honourable Daphne Guinness

A true icon of the industry and a representation of its experimental capability, Daphne Guinness remains an intricate and crucial element of the fashion world. Ever the risk taker and always the controversialist, this 2008 editorial from Vogue IT, celebrates Daphne’s innovative aesthetic and her need to constantly push and redefine the expected. A little bit narcissistic, with beautiful elements of powerful regal confidence, the shoot highlights the true extent of Daphne’s influential strength and her ability to constantly reinvent the boundaries.

Images: "The Honourable Daphne Guinness," Vogue Italia September 2008, Photo: Steven Klein

24 March 2012

A Rest Stop for Rare Individuals

If I could escape to any place in the world right now, it would The Chelsea Hotel NY.
A place so rich with tragic beauty, iconic history and scandalous controversy, it stands as true representation of the wondrous magic New York City is capable of. With direct connections to a long list of rebellious industry greats, including the infamous Edie Sedgwick, and the source behind a multitude of heart felt, boundary pushing tributes, The Chelsea Hotel has remained a inspiring force within the creative hub that is New York, continuing to shape, influence and challenge rare and innovative individuals, imparting and sharing legendary moments of the city's great history. 

22 March 2012

Flatform Fun...

They say fashion trends always come around full circle, however this statement only really rung true when I recently became obsessed with the same style of shoe that I saved all my hard earned pocket money to buy when I was a mere eight years old. It was 1996 and after weeks of stashing my cash, I was finally able to march my butt into Whitfords Shopping Centre, slap down a 50 and walk out wearing my brand new denim platforms, channelling my inner Ginger Spice.
Granted, the style’s had a little bit of an update, (wooden soles and straps are apparently more chic in 2012 than rubber and denim sneakers), and somewhere along the long line, ‘platforms,’ have been transformed into, ‘flatforms,’ but I love them all the same. 
Understated style with an instant effect of casual cool… these are my kinda shoes! 

21 March 2012

Daria Strokous: Putting the Intensity in Elegance

With her sultry innocence, translucently porcelain skin and natural un-done charm, Daria Strokous’ distinctive allure has the power to evoke that little green-eyed monster in even the most undesiring of fans. Through her quirky, left of centre aesthetic, Daria possesses the innate ability to represent a girlish purity of elegance and grace, supporting her fragility with unexpected strength and intensity. Rocking an off-duty, low-key style, as envious as her high fashion look, this Russia model is cementing her name within a multitude of creative industries.